Villa del Faro is completely "off the grid." There are no phone lines or electric lines in the area. Power comes solely from the sun, so energy conservation is a top priority. Plastic and glass waste is recycled, organic waste is composted. Water is a precious commodity that is used very carefully.
The East Cape is a desert, and there is no water. We use it sparingly and ask guests to do the same. Drinking water is provided – it is trucked in from a local ranch and stored in a tank where it is cleaned and purified. Water for cleaning, laundry, and plants is supplied by an on-site well, while a gray water reclamation system irrigates the gardens. Water is truly the gold of this desert paradise.
All of the buildings at Villa del Faro run on solar power, supplemented by a generator on cloudy days.
Every room at Villa del Faro, with the exception of the Bali Room, has a working fireplace. Firewood is provided.
The Stone Beach Cottage is like elegant glamping! There is an outdoor shower and an outhouse about 12 feet up a rock path lit by solar lights. The cottage is not recommended for pregnant women.
The Stone Beach cottage has a charcoal grill, a sandpit grill for cooking on the fire. There is also a small propane burner to make morning coffee.
We provide coffee, tea, sugar, creamer, cups and utensils. A cooler full of ice (to keep perishables in) will be provided.
As a normal precaution, we recommend that you leave valuables in your locked car or up at the Villa, and lock the door of the Cottage when you leave.
We provide you with a good map and clear driving directions.
We recommend you do most of your driving during daylight hours.
28 miles or 40 km from the turn-off at the main highway. But mileage means little on a dirt road.
Yes, you will need to rent a car at the Los Cabos airport. You will probably be happier in a car that is solid and has decent clearance. If you are planning to explore, or drive onto beach locations, a 4-wheel drive is recommended.
Yes, but it is very expensive.
A day in advance or in the morning at breakfast.
We shop locally and when we can, we gather our vegetables from an organic farm in a town north of the airport.
There is only one restaurant nearby - it is two miles down the road and run by an American. It is called the "Crossroads Country Club." The food is decent and it is popular with surfers. The best part is that you can walk along the beach to get there if you want to go for lunch.
Villa del Faro is closed from the 1st of August until the 15th of October (which are the hot months here and is also the season when there is a possibility of hurricanes).
Sometimes, depending on the weather and type of cell phone. Wifi is more dependable.
Yes, one of the safest swimming beaches in Baja Sur is located below Villa del Faro.
Snorkeling gear is available to be loaned to guests.
Check-in time is after 1:00 pm and check-out is 11:00 am, but it is flexible.
Villa del Faro can only be reached by email from San Jose.
There are no grocery stores closer than San Jose, so it is best to do your shopping before coming out. To go grocery shopping, we suggest "Soriana." It is a large supermarket about halfway to San Jose from the airport. It is on the main highway, a couple of miles beyond the turn-off to Villa del Faro. It will be on your right and its entrance is very clearly marked. Of course, after shopping, you will have to turn around and go four or five miles back towards the Airport to get back to the traffic light and the Santa Catarina road where you turn off to head towards Villa del Faro.